[Histonet] paraffin time

Marshall Terry Dr, Consultant Histopathologist Terry.Marshall <@t> rothgen.nhs.uk
Fri Nov 10 10:22:20 CST 2006

This "cooked" look crops up with monotonous regularity, but I have yet to see it defined in a comprehensible fashion, or seen a photograph upon which we can all agree is a "cooked look".
Since heat is a satisfactory form of fixation, how can something look cooked?

Dr Terry L Marshall, B.A.(Law), M.B.,Ch.B.,F.R.C.Path
 Consultant Pathologist
 Rotherham General Hospital
 South Yorkshire
        terry.marshall <@t> rothgen.nhs.uk

-----Original Message-----
From: Margiotta, Michele [mailto:MMargiotta <@t> bmhmc.org]
Sent: 10 November 2006 16:08
To: histonet <@t> pathology.swmed.edu
Subject: [Histonet] paraffin time

Hi All,

Wondering if anyone has an idea how long small bxs. can remain in the last wax station after the processing is completed. We had a problem with that today and a lot of our bxs look "cooked".  Thanks!


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